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IGCSE / GCSE at BIS Abu Dhabi

The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and International GCSE (IGCSE) are the formal qualifications received at the end of Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) at The British International School Abu Dhabi.

All students are required to study a set of Core Subjects, which are a mixture of IGCSE and non-IGCSE subjects. In addition to the Core Subjects, all students must select up to 3 options to study at IGCSE level.

Both GCSE and IGCSE are qualifications recognised by Universities and employers around the world.

Introduction to IGCSE Options

Core (I)GCSE Subjects

All students must study these subjects, unless stated:

English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, PE, Arabic and Islamic (Muslim students only).

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(I)GCSE Option Choices

All students must select 3 option choices from the list below:
Business Studies, Economics,Geography, History, Psychology, Computer Science, ICT, French, German, Spanish, Art, Drama, Music, and PE.

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Download IGCSE / GCSE Options Handbook